About

Hi there. I’m a newly retired classroom teacher and outdoor educator from Ontario, Canada who was lucky enough to travel to Vancouver in February and March of 2010 with my side-kick “HenryHudsonBear”, where I was able to use the wonders of modern technology to share my Olympic and Paralympic journey with anyone who was interested. But when my adventures with HenryHudson attending and volunteering at the Vancouver Olympics and Paralympics were over, I discovered that the results of it were DEFINITELY not.

A mind, stretched by new experiences, can never go back to its original dimensions.                         ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Since returned from my Olympic adventures, I’ve truly become a learner once again, and devoted myself to learning all that I can about creating new educational ‘best practices’ for the sake of the children of the 21st Century.  It’s been a steep and daunting learning curve for an old curmedgeon like me — but rewarding and thoroughly exhilarating! Because it’s made me more optimistic for true educational change than at any other time since my earliest days in Outdoor Education.

Summer 2013 Update! Now that I’m not teaching in the classroom, I’m continuing to work on developing the skills necessary to coach and to embark on exciting new educational adventures with any teachers and students who’ll have me!

I’m also working on a small project for the Canadian Canoe Museum on one of my other passions, creating an online version of my Fur Trade Game* and interactive activities to engage kids in learning about Canada’s historic roots and canoes.

Descending the Rapids, by Frances Anne Hopkins, circa 1863

So on whatever day you may land here,

…..may the time you spend here turn out to be worthwhile!

 

 

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2 Responses to About

  1. Wendy M says:

    Hey there Cathy, tried to connect to you on linked in but we are third connections and it won’t let me do that. In any case, feel free to look me up Wendy Mundy or drop by my hubby’s photo website (great animal photos for science class) http://www.mundy.ca.
    It would be lovely to hear from you!
    Wendy (Simmons) Mundy previously of Ellesmere Rd in Peterborough!

  2. Michelle Fenn says:

    This is awesome Cathy! I am so excited to be working with and learning from you once again! You are trumy an inspiration.

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